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  1. Noises from front end: is it the trans axil ,or struts ,classic intermittent klunky noises.

    Problems & Issues
    hi , i have a 1995 element that makes a noise from underside front end.it seems to either be worn out shocks or some thing from the trans axil. it is a clunky sound that goes away when i excellerate and at crusing speed is gone.i cant see anything from under side that shows wear on the tie ends...
  2. Just replaced all 4 struts, still have all the same rattles!

    Problems & Issues
    Four new struts, install went well, everything torqued to spec. Other than needing an alignment, my short drive felt pretty good as far as ride quality. BUT I still have the same annoying rattles in the front and rear. It's a 2010 with 165K. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any...
  3. Complete Strut Assemblies

    Problems & Issues
    Getting ready to pull the trigger on these complete struts assemblies from 1A Auto. (We have 2 Elements, both with 165K on them.) They have great reviews and are only $250 for a pair. Any advice or warnings? Anybody using these? Would you recommend something else? Thanks, Jeff
  4. Recommendations for non-OEM strut assemblies

    Problems & Issues
    Have owned my 2003 since 2006. Have just about 300k on it (297k and change). Recently (okay, for a year or more ?) had horrible crunch sounds going over bumps in the road, and my mechanic swapped out the front strut assemblies. That fixed the worst of it, but as I suspected -- and as was more...
  5. 2nd Generation CR-V Suspension Compatibility Consensus?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    So I have done as much digging as I possibly can, short of physically comparing in person. I've checked here, CR-V forums, facebook groups, honda-tech....as much as I could. Has there ever been any consensus as to what suspension components from the 2nd gen CR-V swaps over with the Element? It...
  6. Knocks - Bushings or Struts

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Could someone give me a quick list of the bushings (both rear and front) that can cause clunking when they are worn? I am not sure if it is the struts or the bushings, but I might as well go the cheap route first.
  7. Strut Redux

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    2008 LX I have read a lot of posts and haven't seen an answer yet. I want to order quick strut/complete strut assembly on-line. Rock Auto has only the backs unless you want Unity struts up front - they get terrible reviews. Monroe is a good idea, but they don't make the fronts for 2008 either...
  8. Front Strut Longevity?

    Maintenance and Service
    116,000 miles on my 2005 Element. Just replaced both rear strut assemblies due to one leaking fluid and need to get an alignment. However, front right strut mount is squeaking but otherwise both struts are in good shape. Debating whether to replace just strut mount (about $130 for both sides...
  9. FS: Monroe Strut Mounts (2) L+R

    Trading Post
    These are brand new Monroe Strut-Mate mount assemblies. They are part numbers: 906919 and 906920. I got them for my 2005 Element (decided to go with complete struts), they seem to be listed as a replacement part for all models of E's but please be absolutely sure of the part number you need if...
  10. Steering wheel alignment off after strut replacement

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I just got my 2003 Element DX back from the Dealership, where they replaced the front strut assembly. Now, the steering wheel is turned about 1/8 of the way around counterclockwise. I'm pretty sure I would have noticed that problem before bringing the car in, so I think it's new since the...
  11. Shock/Strut replacement

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Naysayer pre-emption: I know the Element is not an extremely capable 4wd offroad vehicle and I'm not attempting to make it so. That said, I'm prepping my 2005 EX for a trip to South America (and perhaps beyond), and want to give it a fighting chance. I've got an Ecamper already added, and...
  12. Eibach Springs

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello E club. I was thinking about adding the Eibach lowering springs. What are your thoughts? Are they worth it? What all do I need to purchase with the springs? Is it something that I can do myself or should I take them to a shop? Do they fit better with stock struts? Is there something...
  13. Struts at all 4 wheels?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Just went over the 100,000 mile mark. The ride is relatively loose and jolting. My mechanic says both front and rear "struts" have to be replaced (approx $1600). I'm not that familiar with the E's underbody, but I thought struts were confined to the front wheels and simple shocks used in back...
  14. Rear Struts Installation

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I know this has been covered on other threads, but I couldn't find it. I'm looking to replace my rear struts, but the thought of handling the spring compressor is kind of scary. Can anyone provide a link to where I can purchase a pre-assembled kit of the struts/shocks, so all I have to do is...
  15. Really bad wheel shudder.. bearing or something else??

    Problems & Issues
    Greetings all, Need some help with my 2003 Element with 219K miles please and maybe others can benefit from my experience :) I recently replaced the front struts and strut bearings on my Element and now I have a problem with the front right wheel shuddering really bad to the point where the car...
  16. 03 more noise after strut/shock replaced

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I took my 03, 94k miles to a mechanic because it was squeaking like crazy. They said i needed new front and rear struts and shocks and an alignment. Quoted $2300.00. I opted for the front only, they also said it needed new lower control arm both sides. 1385.00 total for front. Got the car back...
  17. Okay to buy aftermarket front struts?

    Problems & Issues
    Better to buy struts & bring to my own mechanic? Hi, I recently bought a 2005 EX with 114k miles. I've been noticing lately a squeak from the left front wheel area ONLY when the car is cold. It goes away after a while and in midday temps (I live in Santa Monica, CA). The squeak is not loud...
  18. What suspension parts should I replace?

    Maintenance and Service
    My E has hit over 100,000 miles. I am planning on doing a full overhaul of my stock E suspension parts. For those with Es around this mileage mark, outside of the strut assemblies, tie rods and stabilizer links, what else should I have replaced while I've got it taken apart? I've been...
  19. Best Price for KYB Struts - Complete Assembly

    Maintenance and Service
    Is Majestic Honda the best source/price for KYB struts, $197 each?.. I'm looking to buy the whole unit so I don't have to mess with the spring.
  20. Eibachs. Stock struts dead, now what?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hi all, I've a 2007 LX with just over 40k on it. Installed Eibach Pro-kit springs less than a year ago, and the struts are so dead. The rear compresses and rebounds like a trampoline over road humps when driving at speed. It's hard to tell if the fronts are as bad, but I think they are...
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